PERFIL DAS MULHERES QUE REALIZARAM EXAME DE PAPANICOLAOU EM UMA UNIDADE DE SAÚDE NO INTERIOR DO PARANÁ
Keywords:Nursing, Pap test, Primary Health Care, Women's Health
The aim of this study was to analyze the profile of women who underwent the Pap smear. This is a cross-sectional, retrospective and quantitative study. The studied population were women attended at a Basic Health Unit between the years 2014 to 2016, totaling 215 women. Data collection took place using files filed at the Basic Health Unit. Descriptive analysis was performed with absolute and relative frequencies. It showed that most women were aged 25-64 years (80.9%), with a partner (61.6%), with paid work (48%), non-smokers (71.2%), with a high body mass index (50.4%), without gynecological complaints (66.8%), sexually active (69.6%), sedentary (51.2%) and who did not use contraceptive methods (35.2%). It is noteworthy that the study made it possible to know the profile of the population studied, assisting in directing activities in line with the recommendations of the cervical cancer prevention policy.
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